Waboom Protea at Bonniedale

Protea nitida Family: Proteaceae (an ancient family which existed in the time of the dinosaurs) Common names: wagon tree (English) waboom, blousuikerbos, bobbejaansuikerbos, brandhout. (Afrikaans) According to the SANBI data base the Waboom can grow to 10m high with a...

Global Landscapes Forums (GLF)

The Goukou Resilient River Project team members consisting of Rita Botha and Kezia Botes recently participated in the Global Landscapes Forums’ (GLF) global digital conference on integrated land use. The sessions were conducted from GLF’s new digital...

SMARTIES ALLOWED TO RETURN TO WORK

S.M.A.R.T is an initiative supported by the GCBR MOSSEL BAY NEWS – No one is more pleased to have obtained a permit to move around freely under the level 4 lockdown regulations than the volunteers of the Stranded Marine Animal Rescue Team (S.M.A.R.T.). The...

Garden Route ends in Top Ten – City Nature Challenge 2020

Dear All Some of you may well wonder about the outcome of the Garden Route’s participation in the 2020 City Nature Challenge. The challenge was scaled down to an event due to the global pandemic. Well, despite severe Lockdown we did extremely well. Two hundred and...

GCBR Forum Meeting Presentations

Skilpadgat Guest Farm, Albertinia 26 Feb 2020 The New Zealand Christmas tree: To transform or not to transform South Africa’s coastal Fynbos systems? – Nicole Malan (Nelson Mandela University, George Campus). The New Zealand Christmas tree (Metrosideros excelsa) was...

Make the Lockdown Count!

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/lockdown-southern-africa-2020 If you love being outdoors, then being cooped up might be hard for you. Or, if you were just always at work and now runout of DIY supplies at home – then this is for you. Even more so if you are...